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Is the universe telling you it's time to increase your prices? pricing May 29, 2022

Here are four signs that it's time for you to take a good hard look at your prices and how you're packaging them up.

1 No one is telling you that you're too expensive.

You're not making any profit and/or paying yourself regularly.

You've started to feel resentment towards your...

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Are Your Clients Treating You Like An Employee? advice Apr 15, 2022

If so, it's time to nip it in the bud!

Allowing yourself to be treated as an employee (which as a virtual assistant you're not) is an easy trap to fall into, so don't feel bad.

But if you allow your clients to continue to treat you this way you may just find yourself:

  • Working full-time for part...
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How To Spot A Right Fit 'Green Flag' Client advice Apr 11, 2022

We talk a lot about 'red flag' clients.  You know the ones ... the leads and clients that display behaviors that indicate they aren't the right fit for you personally or professionally.

And unfortunately as virtual assistants we also need to be on the look out for the red flags that warn us...

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How Virtual Assistants Attract Premium Clients finding clients Mar 24, 2022

When we talk about premium clients, we're talking about the ones who:

  • Are looking to gain as much time back as possible and are willing to pay for it.
  • Are attracted to glossy, stand-out online presence.
  • Are impressed by a slick sales call and onboarding process.
  • Are happy to pay in advance for...
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The Service Plan Mistake You May Be Making advice Mar 17, 2022

Unlike service plans provided by mobile phone providers, virtual assistants need to stop allowing any unused hours 'roll over' to the next month (or beyond!).

Now before you throw your arms up in the air declaring that this doesn't seem at all fair to clients and why on earth would they agree to...

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Is it possible to have too many clients? advice Mar 08, 2022
For some of you reading this, you'll be thinking ... 
 
"You're joking right? I wish!" 
 
or: 
 
"Nope. No way!" 
 
 
Speaking from experience, YES it's absolutely possible to have too many clients! 
 
It's a great problem to have, but when...
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Why You'll Benefit From Spring Cleaning Your Client List advice Dec 15, 2021

Whether once a year you Maria Kondo the s*** out of the dumping ground that was once your top kitchen drawer, or if each season you go through your closet to donate clothes that no longer fit, the feeling a good declutter gives you is well worth the effort put in.

It's healthy to give our homes a...

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Are you just winging it? mindset Nov 08, 2021

Or are you plodding along, haphazardly getting clients, hoping the business you wish you had will magically happen? ‍

 

Winging it only gets you so far. Creating the life you desire (that one that gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility) requires a plan and focus.

We (along...

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The most underestimated strategy for success advice Nov 07, 2021

You're living the dream ... right?

You work from home and around your family and lifestyle.

You choose your hours, your services and your clients.

You've found a business that gives you the ultimate in freedom and flexibility.

You've got the skills, you know how to find (and keep!) clients...

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Thought you'd ticked all the boxes? advice finding clients getting started Nov 02, 2021

"Offer services you both love and have the skills and experience to deliver" they told you!

"Be yourself, make meaningful connections" they repeated!

"Move away from casual hourly rates and offer service plans and packages instead" they cried!

"Niche and they will come" they proclaimed!

"Becoming...

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